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 By: James Hager  
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Photographer  James Hager {Karma:6285}
Project N/A Camera Model Canon Eos 1d Mark II
Categories Wildlife
Film Format
Portfolio

Lens Sigma AF 120-300 f2.8 APO EX IF HSM
Uploaded 5/29/2005 Film / Memory Type CF
    ISO / Film Speed 0
Views 5432 Shutter
Favorites 10  Aperture f/
Critiques 55 Rating
6.49
/ 20 Ratings
Location City -  Pilanesberg NP
State - 
Country - South Africa   South Africa
About Location: Pilanesberg NP, South Africa
Date: 3 Mar 2005
Capture: Canon EOS-1D Mk II, Sigma AF 120-300 f2.8 APO EX IF HSM with Canon EF 1.4x II (at 384mm), 1/1500, f8, ISO 400 (The teleconverter was ?permanently attached? to the body to keep dust out when changing between the 120-300 and 500.)

Full-height crop from an original landscape orientation.
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There are 55 Comments in 1 Pages
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Maria Michalina   {K:654} 3/23/2016
Fantastic photo,
great shot,
best wishes
Maria

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James Hager   {K:6285} 1/1/2006
Thank you for the wonderful critique Antonia.

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MUJAHID AWAIS   {K:1703} 12/26/2005
Excellent Creation .

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Antonia BauerleinSehnert   {K:30599} 12/25/2005
Oh be still my heart! This is pure poetry. The bird is such a beautiful work of art all by itself, but you have really captured the essence of its grace. The curved sweep of its tail feathers and the blurred flutter in the wings, along with the posture of the bird is superb. The extremely narrow DOF resulting in a near solid background really sets the bird off well -- it just pops off the page. Congrats on the very much deserved award and on being featured today. 7+ and a fav. :) Antonia

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Saleem Khawar   {K:59} 12/22/2005
nice shot

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Craig Wilkins   {K:535} 12/22/2005
Great capture these little buggers are quick

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Moe Rabie Moe Rabie   {K:4390} 12/22/2005
excellent shoot, my regards

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Hani Ghayhab   {K:3723} 12/22/2005
Amazing capture.. .

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Umberto Fortini Umberto Fortini   {K:3309} 12/22/2005
Beautifull shot with lens of my dreams...

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daniele Brandolini   {K:184} 12/21/2005
bellissima...complimenti..ciao

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Roger Williams Roger Williams   {K:86139} 12/21/2005
An amazing shot. Thanks for showing me a bird I have never seen and may never see in real life. The motion blur--or is it the effect of shallow DOF--in the wingtips is just perfect.

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John Nobody John Nobody   {K:4914} 12/21/2005
Very good moment. Congrats for the award well deserved. My best regards!

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patrizio napolitano   {K:13119} 12/21/2005
ottima cattura complimenti
patrizio

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Michael Fox Michael Fox   {K:3180} 12/21/2005
James -- Very nice capture. Well composed and exposed. You definitely have a flair for avian photography. Congratulations on the award. Well deserved!

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Mahdy Charafeddin   {K:1998} 12/21/2005
VEry nice shot
the capture is wonderful.
good work

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Bob Walker Bob Walker   {K:1066} 12/20/2005
Beautiful shot, James!
Just looking over a few of your random images... wow! You've taken some awesome images. Congrats!!

Best regards,
Bob

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Lori Stitt   {K:75282} 12/20/2005
Hi James,

Already made this beauty a favorite! Simply gorgeous, wonderful capture with the perfect compostion. The flow of his tail feathers is
GREAT!!

Congratulations on your much deserved recognition!

Have a GR8 day/evening,

Lori :)

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Alexander Uspeshny   {K:482} 12/20/2005
Perfectly captured! Very beautiful and full of grace!!!

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Zé Ovo   {K:7579} 12/20/2005
wonderful capture!
Very nice

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al shaikh   {K:15790} 12/20/2005
awesome picture, i think you are really showing some greatwork

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Hakan AKIRMAK Hakan AKIRMAK   {K:15913} 12/20/2005
Wonderful capture James! Congratulations!

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Kunal Mehta   {K:2496} 12/20/2005
Great bird and DOF. Wonderful capture.

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Darlene Boucher   {K:15739} 12/20/2005
Gorgeous image and I just had to come back and congratulate you on your well deserved award! Darlene

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Dave Stacey Dave Stacey   {K:150877} 12/20/2005
Congratulations on the Staff Choice Award, James! Very well deserved!
Dave.

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Pooriya Zarrabi Pooriya Zarrabi   {K:3836} 12/20/2005
beautiful bird. great moment to shot.
nice DOF...

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Ron Wilson Ron Wilson   {K:18362} 12/20/2005
Fantastic shot, excellent timing. An amazing bird too.

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Herianus Madjid   {K:1488} 12/20/2005
Excellent >>
Good work....speechless..

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Geza Farkas   {K:12412} 12/20/2005
Beautiful shot. Congratulation.

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Lee Harris   {K:14694} 6/8/2005
A well deserved award James.
Congratulations.

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arwa abdullah   {K:34415} 6/5/2005
Congratulations James! WOW! Your wild life images are inspirational!!!
Congratulations on the staff choice :)

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Latif alobaida Latif alobaida   {K:5005} 6/3/2005
What a shot.... wow...

wonderful compo. and isolation of the b/g... also the motion effect of the wings was perfect...

also

what a camera :)

regards

latif

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Satori 77   {K:713} 6/1/2005
Great !!!!

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Roberto Arcari Farinetti Roberto Arcari Farinetti   {K:209486} 6/1/2005
fantastic flight, so great capture, impressive !
well done
roby

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James Hager   {K:6285} 5/31/2005
Thanks Darlene. I don't know what he does when he's not using that long tail. I suppose it's probably the same thing a middle aged guy does when he's not driving his red Corvette though. :)

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James Hager   {K:6285} 5/31/2005
Thanks Petal. I agree that some more space around him would be nice. I had selected the AF sensor to shoot him while he was perched, then he flew. On his way back to his perch, he stopped to hover in front of a female, and I didn't have time to switch AF sensors before firing, so that's why he's so close to the top.

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James Hager   {K:6285} 5/31/2005
Yeah, Pat, the blurry part of the wing is just outside the frame. I had selected the AF sensor to shoot him while he was perched, then he flew. On his way back to his perch, he stopped to hover in front of a female, and I didn't have time to switch AF sensors before firing.

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Patrick Ziegler Patrick Ziegler   {K:21797} 5/31/2005
Oh My! How did I miss this one... A real winner here.. Just an ever so slight clip of the wing... Oh well.... Still way beyaond average!

7

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Paul's Photos Paul's Photos   {K:35235} 5/30/2005
excellent capture.. congrats on the SC award.. great work

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Dave Stacey Dave Stacey   {K:150877} 5/30/2005
Great capture of this unusual bird, James!
Congratulations on the Staff Choice Award!
Dave.

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Jason Mckeown Jason Mckeown   {K:22200} 5/30/2005
great capture love the tail

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Andy Radford   {K:680} 5/29/2005
Outstanding shot - well done!

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Yamil Saenz Yamil Saenz   {K:12434} 5/29/2005
Awesome capture Jim.
Amazing feathers of this unique creature.
Nice tones and details.
Thanks for sharing.
Yamil

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Angelo Villaschi Angelo Villaschi   {K:49617} 5/29/2005
What a wonderful specimen, James. Great capture!

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Margaret Sturgess   {K:49403} 5/29/2005
What an amazing bird and a great capture of it. I love the way it fills the frame with the elegant trailing plumage.
Margaret

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Nour El Refai Nour El Refai   {K:12481} 5/29/2005
what a creature? what a shot?
you made an excellent work here

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Petal Wijnen Petal Wijnen   {K:50989} 5/29/2005
Super shot!!! Great 'mid-air freeze', excellent DOF and good composition (a little bit more 'air' on top would've been even better, but you can't have everything.... ;-D)... well captured!!

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James McGinnis James McGinnis   {K:6045} 5/29/2005
I tried and tried to get one of these guys when I was in Kenya. Couldn't ever seem to get close enough!

Great capture of an amazingly agile bird!

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Billy Houck   {K:2725} 5/29/2005
fabulous composition.

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Alison DuFlon Alison DuFlon   {K:36566} 5/29/2005
A wonderful capture, I love the isolated bird without distractions, beautifully done with rich color and great lighting. Alison

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Kay McIntire   {K:11787} 5/29/2005
AWESOME shot! Really great detail and colors. A joy to look at.

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cessy karina   {K:14205} 5/29/2005
ow my God .. !!! this is really excellent
very beautiful bird, greatly captured

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Mary Brown   {K:71879} 5/29/2005
What a fascinating bird. Beautiful presentation.
Mary

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Gustavo Scheverin Gustavo Scheverin   {K:164498} 5/29/2005
Excelente captura!
Felicitaciones!

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Darlene Boucher   {K:15739} 5/29/2005
Another incredible shot! What does this guy do when he's not using that long tail?

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Saqib Zulfiqar   {K:2745} 5/29/2005
Beautiful shot. Great composition and bokeh.

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